/ 20 January 2024

Dricus du Plessis becomes South Africa’s first UFC Champion

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Sean Strickland of the United States fights against Dricus Du Plessis of South Africa in a middleweight title bout during the UFC 297 event at Scotiabank Arena on January 20, 2024 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)
The South African won by a split decision in front of a Canadian crowd that was fiercely behind his opponent

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